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Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn
A collection of news and information related to Illinois governor Pat Quinn published by this site and its partners.
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  • Quinn, Rauner to make first joint appearance today

    Quinn, Rauner to make first joint appearance today
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will make their first joint-appearance of the fall election campaign today before the Illinois Education Association. The two are scheduled to appear before the union group’s...
  • Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015

    Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015
    Long-sought plans to restore passenger rail service next year between Chicago and Rockford got a boost Thursday with the announcement of a new route. Service between the two cities stopped in 1981. The new Amtrak service will begin in late 2015 with...
  • I-55, Lake Shore Drive on list of road projects

    I-55, Lake Shore Drive on list of road projects
    A severely deteriorated stretch of Interstate Highway 55 in DuPage and Cook counties would be resurfaced, along with a portion of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and Skokie Highway in Lake County under a six-year state highway improvement plan announced...
  • Report shows patronage at Metra dating back 30 years

    Report shows patronage at Metra dating back 30 years
    Longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan was a “prominent participant” in patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years, recommending dozens of people for jobs, a new report has found. Madigan had the power to recommend individuals for...
  • Local Voices West: April 17 edition

    Local Voices West: April 17 edition
    Letters to the editor from Oak Park, Warrenville, Downers Grove, Naperville, Wheaton, Berwyn and Western Springs.  Influence of the wealthy In regard to your April 3 editorial supporting the Supreme Court decision to eliminate limits to total campaign...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 06

    Local government The Tribune's March 30 editorial ("The state of this state 2014; A state of distress") notes that Illinois is No. 1 in the U.S. for the number of local government entities with 6,963 for its 12.8 million people (which is one local...
  • Heads up, City Hall. You have to pay for pension repairs.

    Heads up, City Hall. You have to pay for pension repairs.
    The Illinois General Assembly delivered a special package Tuesday to the Chicago City Council: a pension fix that probably requires aldermen to raise property taxes — less than a year before they stand for re-election. Given the terrible...
  • Quinn, Rauner to make first joint appearance Friday

    Quinn, Rauner to make first joint appearance Friday
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will make their first joint-appearance of the fall election campaign on Friday before the Illinois Education Association, the teachers’ union announced today. The two are scheduled...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 09

    Reagan history A number of letters to the editor unfavorably compare Barack Obama's foreign policy behavior with that of President Ronald Reagan's. As one representative letter put it, when Reagan was president, "nations feared and respected us." But...
  • Vallas lands six-figure job with Quinn supporter

    Vallas lands six-figure job with Quinn supporter
    Paul Vallas, who returned to Illinois last month as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate, has been hired to a six-figure job as a municipal finance consultant by a longtime friend and political supporter of the Democratic governor. Vallas began his...
  • Reinventing mass transit in metro Chicago

    Reinventing mass transit in metro Chicago
    In a more temperate moment, Mayor Rahm Emanuel might have used the term "blue ribbon panel" to describe the task force assigned to rethink metropolitan Chicago's mass transit system. But the mayor's pension bill was having a bad day in Springfield,...